Sadly enough, people are so arrogant that they think they are greater than God. They actually think they can commit a sin greater than the power of God to keep them. The most foolish of believers are those who reject eternal security and who attempt to cancel the grace of God. Contrary to their apostate and pompous opinion, knowing the doctrine of eternal security will not cause you to go out and raise hell. “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and godly in the present age [Tit2:11-12].” Realizing you are eternally secure motivates you to want to know this wonderful God who has provided such fantastic grace and comfort for you, because of one non-meritorious decision you made in a moment of time. To think you can help God is sheer arrogance. God doesn’t need our help; we need His help! This is the grace policy of the plan of God. Man’s failure does not cancel or abrogate the integrity of God. Man’s weakness does not override God’s strength. Therefore, any lack of integrity in the believer cannot negate the integrity of God. Failure to execute the predesigned plan of God does not cancel your eternal salvation.
PSA 18:35Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation, and Thy right hand upholds me; and Thy gentleness makes me great.
The problem we all have as basically arrogant creatures is that we are more easily occupied with our failures than with the integrity of God. Most believers know nothing about the doctrine of hamartiology (the study of sin);otherwise, they would never believe that they could commit a sin that would undo their salvation. We need to be more impressed with the integrity of God and less impressed with our failures.
PSA 130:3If Thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
The answer: No one could!
PSA 130:4But there is forgiveness with Thee, that Thou mayest be respected.
JAM 2:10For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.
Think of the arrogance in born-again believers who actually think that they do not commit “willful” sins! How arrogant it is to think that your “holy” lifestyle is keeping you saved.
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